You don't need us to tell you to plan a trip to France -- but plan a trip to France. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a full-blown Francophile, the captivating country encompasses itineraries from backpacking to beaching, and everything in between. Pin our most-loved locales below, pack your bags and don't look back -- bon voyage!
For The Snazzy Sophisticate: Nice
French meet Riviera. Nestled on the southeast coast by the Mediterranean Sea's neon-blue waters, Nice is a magical scene, to say the least. A few highlights include the Musée Museum, home to a score of works by Matisse, the lively Old Town of Vieux Nice, filled with cobblestone streets, and the incomparable Promenade des Anglais seafront. Of course, you're only a short jaunt away, by land or shore, to Cannes, Saint Tropez, and more neighboring gems!
For The Dapper Dreamer: Paris
Isn't it time you lived out your Before Sunrise fantasies? Oui-oui! The epicenter of fashion, food, art, and love -- ol' Paree is simply the greatest place in the planet. And while you're there, you can can never be too cliché. So go forth -- eat a baguette, pinch the Eiffel Tower with your fingers, and strike a pose on Savile Row in your best beret.
For The Wine Maven: Bordeaux
Accented on the Garonne River in southwest France, Bordeaux is not to be missed. From the world's largest reflecting pool in front of the Place de la Bourse (pictured) to the Pont de pierre bridge and vineyards galore, this divine city is one delight after another waiting to be discovered.
For The Modern Romantic: Strasbourg
The cross section of French and German cultures, Strasbourg is an enchanting destination on the eastern border. Stroll through the Petite France quarter (pictured) for a postcard worthy photo op, explore the collection of historical churches -- including the pièce de résistance Cathedral -- and feast on over 500 varieties of cheese at La Cloche à Fromage. Can't make it this summer? Postpone 'til December and visit Strasbourg Marche de Noel -- one of Europe's most celebrated Christmas markets.